Play sound fast

Abelenda diego.abelenda at
Sun Jul 5 10:47:08 CEST 2009

On Sun, 05 Jul 2009 10:05:38 +0200
Sten Kvamme <sten at> wrote:

> Buttons with some action sound (eg klick, boink or broken glass)
> should have minimal latency between touching the button and the sound.
> I have tested mplayer, madplay and aplay and mplayer is the slowest,
> aplay is the fastest with < 1sec latency. Are there faster players
> around? I found that the timing corresponds to the player binary file
> size, where mplayer is 2884588, madplay is 84028 and aplay is 54284.
> So, what I am looking for is maybe a smaller player than aplay.

Why not use mdp ? like this it is already loaded, and you just have
to give it the audiofile to play.
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